Resource update: An emergency and disaster management framework template for small- and medium-sized NDIS Providers.
In late 2021, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 were amended and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Quality Indicators for NDIS Practice Standards) Guidelines 2018 were compiled to create additional NDIS practice standards. One of the key new requirements was a new practice standard for emergency and disaster management.
Among other things, this new standard requires NDIS providers to prepare, prevent, manage and respond to emergency and disaster situations whilst mitigating the risks to and ensuring the continuity of supports that are critical to the health, safety and wellbeing of NDIS participants.
In this 16-page resource, we provide a template framework designed to help small- and medium-sized NDIS providers to develop emergency and disaster plans and think through management issues associated with emergencies and disasters, and to assist NDIS providers to demonstrate compliance with the new emergency and disaster management NDIS practice standard.